Dr. Heidi specializes in, and has a passion for, Pediatric Dermatology. She diagnoses and treats a wide variety of dermatological concerns for infants, children and teenagers in Orange County.
Dr Heidi believes that it is very important that babies’ birthmarks and moles get evaluated by a dermatologist, that children’s eczema gets treated as a skin disease and not as an “allergy”, and that teenagers’ acne gets medically managed so that they are not left with scars on their beautiful faces or souls!
Below are some of the common childhood skin conditions.
Moles may be present at or may develop during childhood or young adulthood. Moles tend to increase in number during the first two decades of life, and sun exposure can stimulate the body to make more moles. Melanoma is more common in adults but occasionally develops in teenagers.
Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema, is a common and chronic skin condition in which the skin appears inflamed, red, itchy and dry.
Warts are common viral infections caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are many possible ways to treat warts but there is no single perfect treatment.
A birthmark is a spot or a lump that your baby is born with or appears shortly after birth. It can be pink, red, tan, brown, or other colors. Some birthmarks are more common than others, some fade on their own whereas some tend to stay on the skin for life. Some birthmarks are completely harmless whereas others need immediate attention. Make sure to show your baby’s skin mark to your pediatrician, dermatologist or pediatric dermatologist as soon as possible.